According to a 2005 study chiropractic care can help reduce the severity and/or the frequency of your allergies because chiropractic helps your body to fight against allergies.
Allergies are a reaction from your body’s nature immunity to an allergen which can result in respiratory and skin conditions and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylaxis. These reactions are caused by the histamines that you natural immunity releases to protect you against the allergen.
A misaligned spine can negatively affect your body because the nervous system affects your natural immunity. When your nervous system is stressed and functioning improperly, your immunity is compromised. Chiropractor care works with the nervous system by re-aligning the spine to minimize stress on nerves. When the immune system works at an optimal level, your body can fight off infections, identify and properly react to allergens.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is symptomatic from any condition that causes pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Common conditions include obesity, oral contraceptives, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), and trauma. Some speculate that CTS is provoked by repetitive movement and manipulating activities and that the exposure can be cumulative. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness, or a burning sensation. The spine is central to the nervous system, and pain in your hands and wrists can be relieved by chiropractic care.
Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and the inside is a jelly-like substance. Discs serve many purposes, including the proper movement of the vertebrae in the spine by creating shock-absorbing space between the vertebrae. The jelly-like insides of the disc can allow compression and expansion based on impact and movement. Trauma anywhere to vertebrae in the spine can cause herniation, bulging, slipping, or even rupture. Also older age can cause the discs can to weaken and dehydrate. All of these conditions can compress the nerves along the spinal column and cause pain.
Chiropractic care is often successful in the treatment or this type of condition since surgery is risky, expensive, requires recovery time, and usually doesn’t meet patients expectations. By correctly aligning the spine, pressure can be minimized on the nerves and discs. This will minimize or eliminate pain and discomfort and return you to a normal life.
The defining symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic widespread pain, joint pain, fatigue, and sleep problem like insomnia, The pain may be achy, sharp, radiating, burning, or shooting and it may be mild or severe. Fibromyalgia has also been known to bring on other conditions like trouble sleeping, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Other symptoms may include tingling of the skin, muscle spasms or twitching, and bowel disturbances.
The causes of fibromyalgia is unknown. One theory is that fibromyalgia patients have a lower threshold for pain because of increased reactivity of pain-sensitive nerve cells in the spinal cord or brain.
While there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, chiropractic treatment can help to uncover what may be causing the pain and also provide relief for the pain. Chiropractic care can be used to relieve pain from the affected areas. Benefits of chiropractic such as increased energy levels, better circulation, and a stronger immune system can also help to fight fibromyalgia.
The most common types of primary headaches are migraines and tension-type headaches. One direct source is from muscle weakness in the neck and shoulders causing vertebrae misalignments in your neck, resulting in pain. The majority of all headaches originate from the neck. Deep tissue massage of the neck and shoulder muscles can reduce tension, and a chiropractic care can realign neck vertebrae. Chiropractic care can help eliminate your headaches rather than the temporary relief resulting from pain medications.
Joint dysfunction occurs when full movement is restricted in the naturally moving parts. Dysfunctional can be caused by an trama or injury, bad posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, and muscle weakness. Joint dysfunction causes pain and discomfort in the joint and to the muscles around the joint.
The most common form is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, where the base of the spine meets the pelvis. It causes low back pain and hinders proper movement. Often misdiagnosed as sciatica or a herniated disc, Chiropractic care can diagnose and provide relief. Specific adjustments can return proper motion and relieve pain to the affected areas.
Regular chiropractic care can prevent physical problems and injuries. Chiropractic benefits are increased flexibility, optimized mobility and posture, better energy, better circulation, and overall well-being.
Pain in your neck or back is usually caused by misalignments of your vertebrae in the spine. Any misalignment will cause pain resulting from pressure on spinal nerves. These misaligments or subluxations can cause muscle soreness, spasms, and localiized pain. Chiropractic care aligns your spine so that joints and nerve pain is minimized.
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. This can be caused by spinal misalignments, disc problems, and other factors. The increased pressure on the nerve can cause inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms. With rest and other conservative treatments to relieve pressure like chiropractic adjustments, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few days or weeks.
Arthritis is caused by the breakdown down of cartilage between the joints. When bone surfaces become less protected by cartilage, bone can be exposed and damaged. Typically, the major joints that are affected are the knees, hips, back, neck, hands, and wrist. Arthritis is painful and other problems in a different joint. For instance. If you have arthritis in your left knee, you may put more pressure on your right side, leading to right hip problems and ultimately discomfort and pain.
Pain killers may help relieve pain and discomfort, but it is not a long term solution. Chiropractic care can minimize pain by reducing pressure on the nervous system with re-alignment. Chiropractic can also restore optimal joint movement. Since chiropractic care treats the body as a whole, our aim is to restore a proper movement and functionality which helps maintain overall body health.
Sciatica results when the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed or irritated. Disc problems, spinal misalignments, and muscle spasms can all cause pain-causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatic pressure causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back and into either or both legs. Chiropractic care can offer immediate pain relief by properly diagnosing and treating sciatica.
Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in vehicle accidents. In a rear end collision where a vehicle is struck from behind or any collision with another object, the neck can rotate or snap back and forth violently. That causes overextension of the muscles and ligaments support the head, leading to strains, tears, or much worse. This soft tissue damage can cause stiffness, soreness, and other chronic pain. Whiplash can also cause misaligned vertebrae, damaged discs, andnerve damage due to the trauma.
Chiropractic care can be individualized specifically for patients involved in car accidents and suffering from whiplash. Deep tissue massage can also relieve pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care is preferable to pain medications and surgery in many cases.
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